💁🏽These are guidelines I give to my online coaching clients, as I'm not there to coach them :
If you're trying a new exercise, here are 5 considerations to pay attention to:
Your tempo means how fast you're performing the exercise.
When you learn a new exercise, you want to perform the exercise slowly, as you are *consciously* doing the exercise.
Later, once you get the 'feel' of the exercise, you're going to be performing the exercise faster, and at your 'normal' tempo (explosive concentric, and a controlled eccentric).
2️⃣Mind- muscle connection.
If you're not feeling the exercise in the muscles you are targeting, you're missing out on some potential growth.
It's easy to feel overpowering muscle groups on the account of 'weaker' ones. So, focus on the muscle groups which you're trying to work on by palpating; isometrically contracting; changing angle of pull etc
Think of your feet as the base, the foundation of your body.
If the foundation isn't optimal, the exercise won't be optimally performed as well.
Play around with different stances as everyone have a stance they feel the most comfortable in.. But, as a general guideline, maintain a tripod foot and shoulder width apart stance.
When you have a stable base of support, you're more likely to better execute the movement.
I learned this one from my female clients, as the majority of them tends to look sideways, for some reason.
And once they do that, it completely throws off their body alignment..
Essentially, you'd want to create a neutral cervical spine (neutral neck); there are exceptions, but this is the general recommendation..
So, look straight ahead and slightly down, on a fixed point throughout the exercise.
To be continued in the comments section below⬇️
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